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Using Statistics in Medical Writing

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTF3
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
Medical writers and editors with any level of experience who wish to learn more about the statistics they work with.
Objective:
At the end of the course participants should understand the following: ·           Populations to be analyzed: intent-to-treat, per-protocol, safety-evaluable, worst-case. ·           Missing Data and Sensitivity Analyses ·           Descriptive statistics: mean, median, mode, range, percentiles, box plot, normal and non-normal distributions, parametric and nonparametric tests, coefficient of variation ·           Odds and Hazard Ratios ·           Estimates and confidence intervals, and p-values ·           Sample size calculations and what they mean
Content:
We all write about statistics, but how many of us really have an intuitive feel for what we're writing about? This workshop is designed for participants who have little or no background in statistics. The following statistical concepts will be covered in depth: types of variables, levels of measurement, summary statistics, estimation and confidence intervals, and sample size calculations. Emphasis will be placed on understanding statistical presentations and reporting statistical information, not on calculations or mathematical explanations.